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OCA Women and Sport Committee celebrates London 2012 milestone

05 Nov 2012
Bangkok, Thailand: The Olympic Council of Asia’s Women and Sport Committee met in Bangkok on Monday and reflected on a successful London Olympic Games for female athletes from Asia. All 10 members of the committee were present for the meeting, which was held at the Golden Tulip Sovereign Hotel. The members reviewed the responsibilities of the Women and Sport Committee as per the OCA constitution and received a presentation on the 5th IOC World Conference on Women and Sport held in Los Angeles, California, from February 16-18, 2012.

They also summed up the outcome of the IOC/OCA media workshop for women held in Muscat, Oman, in April. The committee noted with encouragement the participation of female athletes in recent large-scale multi-sports events, including the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China, in 2010, and notably the London Olympic Games this summer.

For the first time in Olympic history, all 204 competing NOCs included female athletes, with Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Brunei sending female athletes for the first time. Some of the female team members were flag-bearers in the opening ceremony on July 27, while teams also had a female Chef de Mission or Deputy Chef de Mission.

The committee was satisfied and encouraged by the escalating numbers of female representation in all fields of sport. The committee’s action plan for the new Olympic cycle includes holding a women's seminar at regional and continental levels.
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